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Re: [seul-edu] Student Information Standard
Such an effort has already been undertaken
Schools Interoperability Framework
From the site
A blueprint for education software interoperability and data access
The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) is an
industry initiative to develop an open specification for ensuring that
K-12 instructional and administrative software applications work together
more effectively. SIF is not a product, but rather an industry-supported
technical blueprint for K-12 software that will enable diverse
applications to interact and share data seamlessly; now and in the future.
On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Jason Mellen wrote:
> Ok, I was working on something when this random though popped into my
> head. I don't really know where it came from but after thinking it
> seemed to make some sense.
> Right now there are many different types of student management systems out
> there. Some are complex (AUC and K-12 Admin) while other are simpler
> (Ggrader.) But all of these share the same basic type of information. What
> if we could develop a standard format for exchanging all this between
> By doing this, we would allow teachers the freedom to choose whichever
> program that prefer while still maintaining compatibility with the rest of
> the school, district, or community. Imagine if a teacher could enter
> something into her Gnome lesson plan book and it would then send that data
> to the AUC server to be included on the web page.
> At this time I see no named body "governing" OSS standards in educational
> environments. This might be a good place for SEUL/edu. We can't force a
> programmer to do anything. What we can do is say "Here is a standard we
> propose. If you want to match the community please support it."
> Thoughts, comments, flames?
> Jason Mellen
K-8 Tech Coord --- OSD